#1
I
wanted to make this thread for the Fender J-bass owners and players (like so) who have any questions, pics, or knowledge on these classic electric basses. I would like to have listings of Jazz Bass players of any genre. Or; for that matter any Fender Jazz related news or up comings.

My e-mail kappmason@yahoo.com


My first question is: My 1997 MIA jazz does not have the brownish truss rod stripe in the back of the neck, why is this? www.wikipedia.com Fender Corp.


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#2
In a few days when i get a u.s.b cable i will post some pics of my Jazz beauty; sunburst, seymour pups, and MIA w/rosewood fingerboard....any one who can answer my first question(top post)????
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#3
yea, i wanted a solid maple neck...no such luck, but i'am very happy with my guitar


o btw, a sales rep at a local music store (good one n' Houston) told me that some necks are a solid chunk o' maple. Depends on the plant etc.
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Last edited by loinmute at Mar 20, 2009,
#4
Here's the lowdown.

The dark stripe on the back of the neck, known as the 'skunk stripe', was originally to fill up the hole through which the truss rod was fitted. As the necks were made of one piece maple, including the fingerboard, there was no other way of getting into the neck. The wood itself adds nothing structurally...it just closes the hole.

Fender stopped using a skunk stripe between 1960 and around 65, when they introduced rosewood fingerboards. As the truss rod could now be loaded from under the fingerboard, they abandoned the stripe.

Fender restarted maple finger boards, and reintroduced the skunk stripe in, I think, the late 60s. As the stripe had now become part of the Fender image, they left it in, even on rosewood fingerboard necks.

In the past decade, Fender have started producing graphite reinforced bass necks. There is no room in these necks to include the reinforcement AND the skunk stripe, so the stripe goes. If you have a look at the recent American Deluxes, and Standards, you will notice no skunk stripe. You will also notice that even the maple fingerboard necks are two part...neck and separate fingerboard.

If you look at the non graphite reinforced vintage series basses, you'll see they still have skunk stripes.

Andy quoted by andy from some other realm of society....thanks corvetterick
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#5
TBH, Fender seems to use the skunk stripe at almost random these day:

My MIM P-bass - Has a skunk strip
My Squier Jazz- No stripe
My Squier Strat- Has a skunk strip
#6
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TBH, Fender seems to use the skunk stripe at almost random these day:

My MIM P-bass - Has a skunk strip
My Squier Jazz- No stripe
My Squier Strat- Has a skunk strip

Yea, I've noticed that recently Fender puts the skunk stripe on every bass except the American Standard, American Deluxe, 62' RI Jazz and Precision, and the 75'RI Jazz Bass.(There may be more but that's all that know for a fact that don't have the skunk stripe)
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#7
SO what is this thread for.
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#8
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SO what is this thread for.

+1

I find it a useless thread that will make the jazz bass seem better than less popular basses, which is not always the case.

none of that TB elitism here!
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#9
holy **** a thread about jazz basses and i have yet to post in it!!!

hi

that is all
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#11
Does anyone have experience with some frets sounding louder/weaker than others on the fingerboard? I have that problem with my Marcus Miller, and i hate it
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#13
I play on a Fender Jazz Deluxe 5 string. It's not too shabby! I'm glad I bought it. It does have a stripe down the neck. I don't have any major complaints with it ever since I learned how to set it up properly. That was maybe the best thing I've done for my bass playing, haha.
#14
Skunk stripe's were originally used to put the truss rod in all-maple neck basses, as there is no need for one on a rosewood as the fretboard is a separate piece of wood and the truss rod can be inserted when the two are glued together. Nowadays skunk stripes are just cosmetic..
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#15
Quote by loinmute
Here's the lowdown.

The dark stripe on the back of the neck, known as the 'skunk stripe', was originally to fill up the hole through which the truss rod was fitted. As the necks were made of one piece maple, including the fingerboard, there was no other way of getting into the neck. The wood itself adds nothing structurally...it just closes the hole.

Fender stopped using a skunk stripe between 1960 and around 65, when they introduced rosewood fingerboards. As the truss rod could now be loaded from under the fingerboard, they abandoned the stripe.

Fender restarted maple finger boards, and reintroduced the skunk stripe in, I think, the late 60s. As the stripe had now become part of the Fender image, they left it in, even on rosewood fingerboard necks.

In the past decade, Fender have started producing graphite reinforced bass necks. There is no room in these necks to include the reinforcement AND the skunk stripe, so the stripe goes. If you have a look at the recent American Deluxes, and Standards, you will notice no skunk stripe. You will also notice that even the maple fingerboard necks are two part...neck and separate fingerboard.

If you look at the non graphite reinforced vintage series basses, you'll see they still have skunk stripes.

Andy quoted by andy from some other realm of society....thanks corvetterick


Sorry i must have missed this

+1000 thats correct
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-Lakland Skyline 44-02
-Fender Marcus Miller Jazz
-Fender MiM Precision
-Fender TC90 Thinline
-Squier Stratocaster w/mods (1989)
-Orange Dual Terror
-Marshall Valvestate 8280
-Marshall VS412
-Various pedals
#16
this thread is 4 jazz bass lovers. if u don't qualify then don't post lol.....man i gotta start 2 get some pics of me MIA jazz...
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#17
It's only a cellphone pic, but it'll do for now. Here's my candy cola MIA Jazz:

#18
Eh, bit of a boring bass if you ask me.

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#19
Eh, bit of a your face if you ask me

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Eh, bit of a boring bass if you ask me.

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